"Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus..." or "Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus..." (Phil. 2:5) Have you ever tried putting together a puzzle without having the box cover to show you what the finished product is supposed to look like? Without the cover picture we … Continue reading PHILIPPIANS 16: Puzzle Pieces & Box Covers (Phil 2:5)
Instead of being motivated by selfish ambition or cheap boasting, each of you should, in humility, be moved to treat one another as more important than yourself. Each of you should be concerned not only about your own interests, but about the interests of others as well."(Phil 2:3-4) As a basketball coach I know full … Continue reading PHILIPPIANS 15: Getting Along in a Get-Ahead World (Phil 2:3-4)
Yes, and I will continue to rejoice, 19for I know that through your prayers and the help given by the Spirit of Jesus Christ, what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance. I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as … Continue reading PHILIPPIANS 11: To Die is Gain (1:19-26)
My post "The Good Samaritan and the Hitchhiker" is being featured at Beliefnet.com on Scot McKnight's Jesus Creed blog today. McKnight's award-winning Jesus Creed has been rated by Technorati.com as the #1 site for Emerging Church. Go read my post HERE. Thanks again, Scot.
"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith" (Heb. 12:1-2). "Can you hear me … Continue reading Are you in the Network?
I hate shoveling the steps and sidewalk. There's nothing appealing about it. It's cold. It's tiring. It's dangerous when icy. It seems easiest to just let it go...until you slip and fall on your head! Falling flat on your back is far worse. Sin works the same way. Everyday we fall short of living … Continue reading CAUTION: Sin is Slippery